Monday, April 21, 2014

Simon Says Stamp & Mama Elephant Summer Garden Blog Hop

Hello, hello, hello!  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  Today the Mama Elephant gang is hopping with the fun new stamp and die set designed by Mama Elephant called Summer Garden!  This set is the another collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Mama Elephant (which is always a good thing in my book).  I have a couple projects I made using these wonderful stamps and matching dies!  

The first is a card that I made with an angled panel.  For something different.  I stamped and colored the same images on a card front and on the panel.  Then I diagonally cut the panel and backed it with a strip of vellum.  Both stamped layers are colored with Copics (these images are perfect for coloring with pens and pencils).  This treatment is a fun way to bring a little something extra to a card without it getting super busy.


My next project are a couple of simple double layer tags.  This technique is perfect for stamp sets with matching dies.  I started by cutting 2 sets of tags using the Embellished Tag die.  Then I stamped my flower image onto one of the tags.  Then I die cut my top layer with the matching die so that the negative cut is directly over my stamped image.


Here's an easy trick for die placement; use the negative of the tag as a placement tool.  Put your stamped tag into the negative die cut piece (top pic) and tape it in place (if you're wondering I use this tape for taping down dies).  Remember to place the tape on the negative template not the tag.  Then carefully removed the stamped tag and replace it with the unstamped tag.  Now tape down the die directly to the tag (bottom pic) and remove the other piece of tape.  Now you're ready to put it through your cutter and the die cut is perfectly placed!   


Here's a look at the entire set of stamps and dies...


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift voucher to one lucky winner from all of the comments left on the blog hop:)  Who couldn't use that?


That's it for me, folks!  Next stop on the hop is Nichol!  Here's the hop lineup if you want to start from the beginning:)  

Stephanie Klauck ~ Simon Says Stamp
JJ Bolton (you are here:)

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

290 comments:

  1. That is so cool! I love it!, I want to try it!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the tags! This is such a great set!

    ReplyDelete
  3. love the tags !!! they are so pretty !!

    ReplyDelete
  4. i love those tags, its so simple and lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great idea for the tags! Love them.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful card! I like the way you used the vellum. The black & white flowers paired w/ the colored ink on the tags are so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOVE the card, so beautiful!!! And the tags are genius!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh so pretty!! I love the stamping in the negative frame! TFS!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the cutout tags -- I will definitely have to try this!

    ReplyDelete
  10. what a great card and tags! i love the different techniques you used!. thanks for the inspirations!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cute cute, I love the way you did the tags. Very clever. And the card is bright and pretty. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  12. I LOVE your idea on the card! So neat! Great tags too!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for sharing such great ideas, JJ! I just love your tags! Thank you for the great tip for die cutting the tags!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really like the way you introduced vellum into your card!

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a cool effect with the angled panel and the vellum!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Absolutely gorgeous tags and your card is simply fabulous. Wonderful creativity!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the cut-out tags, and your angled cut on the card using the vellum is great.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Absolutely LOVE that card, and your tags are beautiful, too

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love the angle cut and the pop ups of some angle of the cards! So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Always full of inspiration and beautiful craftsmanship - thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  21. great technique, the relusts look amazing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love your card and tags! Beautiful colors and design.

    ReplyDelete
  23. WOW wow WOW
    Your card and tags are DELIGHTFUL JJ!!!
    LOVE the layered stamping & vellum of your card and OH MY, your double layer tags are AWESOME, so clever having the pop of colour with the sentiment too!!!
    LOVE EVERYTHING about these cards & techniques - THANK YOU :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Outstanding card and tags J.J. You have shown this set can stand on its own in black ink only! Beautiful cuts.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great card and tags! Really liked the way you used the diagonal cut and vellum to create different layers to the same stamped image.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Cool technique and the end result looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your tag is amazing. Thanks for sharing your tricks with us so we can try this ourselves.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful card and wow on those tags!

    ReplyDelete
  29. love how you used the dies as windows and put the stamped flowers behind the window. Very creative.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love love those tags, and the card is just so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love your card and technique. Thank you for sharing how you did the tag. I love the tag. So elegant.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Interesting ideas. Something new to try. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Awesome die cutting technique!! Love these projects

    ReplyDelete
  34. what a great card and tag! like all the cut outs!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  35. Gorgeous creations JJ, I love those flowers!

    ReplyDelete
  36. What a fun idea for a card design, JJ! Love your tags too! Beautiful work!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Beautiful and fun projects!! Love the layered vellum look! :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Awesome card! I love the split accent card and tags.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Your card is lovely. I really like the effect with the split panel and your use of vellum.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Love your techniques both on the card and tags. Love the use of the vellum.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Very creative, beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  42. WOW! LOVE these! Very beautiful...can't wait give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love the simple elegance of this card. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wonderful floral creations. I like the colors and the vellum strip on the first one.

    ReplyDelete
  45. What a unique card. I love the way it opens with the image in the middle!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Such a nice touch adding the strip if velumn

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love your beautiful and striking card; the cut angle and vellum really add to the design!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Great idea with the tags, going to try!

    ReplyDelete
  49. thanks for the die cutting tip and your lovely cards

    ReplyDelete
  50. These are so awesome, JJ, love the split panel card and the tags are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Gorgeous! Love the split panel idea!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Brilliant projects, JJ. Love them!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Love your card and the split panel...neat technique!! the tags are so cute!! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Beautiful card and tags! Love the split panel and the layered tag!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Beautiful cards! Love the layers/negative diecuts :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Oh I love the tags with the negative die cuts! So glad I got this set, it's so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Love hoe you used the negative. Gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Love the split card and the tags! Very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Love your projects! The added interest from the offset and vellum backing is really cool. Makes for a really modern looking card.

    ReplyDelete
  60. OMG!! What a stunning card and tags!!!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Beautiful ideas! These flowers are stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Very creative! Your card and tags are lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Love the cards and techniques!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Love the peek through tag! Incredible use of the set.

    ReplyDelete
  65. The negative cuts on the tags are fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Just beautiful! So different too!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Stunning! This is something I'm going to have to try. Thanks for the great ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  68. What a great way to use the matching dies! TFS!!!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Love these ideas. Definitely something I want to try. Love the die/stamp combo.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love your unique take on this stamp and die.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Ooh I love that angled look with the vellum touch!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  72. Amazing! Your card and tags are so clever.

    ReplyDelete
  73. I love both projects! Thanks so much for the great die placement tip. Wonderful stamp & die sets!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Cleaver projects, like the ideas and this stamp set and dies. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Precioso, lo voy a tratar de hacer también.
    http://ventanasdescrapbook.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  76. AMAZING Card and Tags JJ!! I LOVE the FUN design of your card and those tags are so CLASSY and Elegant looking!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

    ReplyDelete
  77. So creative and inspirational, thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  78. love the twist on your card! like the idea of the tags, too!!! tFS!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Beautiful cards!! love the die techniques! thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  80. Very interesting techniques! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  81. thanks for the tip on cutting the two layers for the tags. I'm going to try this idea. It makes a dramatic looking tag. The first card is very pretty. Love all of the layers of all of the projects.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Lovely! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Thank you so much for the tip on cutting for layered items! LOVE your tags and the angled card.

    ReplyDelete
  84. Love the card and the technique you used. So cute! Your tag looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  85. So gorgeous! Thanks for the tips for making the tags - may have to give that a try.

    ReplyDelete
  86. Lovely card and techniques you used. Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas. The tags look amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Beautiful card, and those tags are so cute. Love the black and white with the sentiments in color.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Oooh, love the coordinated flowers and dies. Thanks for sharing some unique cutting ideas. Mahalo!

    ReplyDelete
  89. What a unique way to add interest to your card. I love the cut panel.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I love these tags and card is also very beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  91. I love the split tag. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  92. Wow I just love the plain and simple cards. There is a sense of elegant to your work. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Love your card and tags. Thank you for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  94. would love, love, love to win a simon says gift certificate--
    thanks for the give away--

    ReplyDelete
  95. Love that vellum technique paired with the flowers. So pretty. I have been having my eye on that set and coordinating dies since the release. Thanks to SSS for the giveaway too.

    ReplyDelete
  96. Beautiful card and the tags are awesome! Thank you for the idea :)

    ReplyDelete
  97. I would love to win a giveaway....

    Love the cards!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Such a beautiful and 'Clever' way to stamp those gorgeous flowers on your card, JJ! I love your tags, too...You never cease to amaze me!
    Thanks for the tips on die cutting and for the link to the tape!

    ReplyDelete
  99. I neeeeeeeeeeeed that set! NEEEEEEEEED!
    Fabulous projects, JJ! Showcasing that set to perfection! :)

    ReplyDelete
  100. Awesome way to make the tags!! Love the inset look. Thanks for showing us how : )

    ReplyDelete
  101. Love this stamp and die set. Your card and tags are great.

    ReplyDelete
  102. What clever designs and pretty cards!

    ReplyDelete
  103. Great card and tags, so love them both. Pretty colors too, love that

    ReplyDelete
  104. I love the tags, there are so amazing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  105. I love, love this stamp and die set!

    ReplyDelete
  106. Cute card, and I LOVE those tags!

    ReplyDelete
  107. Love the cut out flowers on your tags. Wonderful projects. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  108. Stunning card! I love the vellum between! I can't wait to ink my set up! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  109. Love the cool design of your card!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I can see why couldn't stop with just the card. This is a beautiful stamp set and you used it so nicely!

    ReplyDelete
  111. The stamp set is stunning! Double layer tags are genius!

    ReplyDelete
  112. Love your creations and this stamp set is simply Gorgeous!!

    ReplyDelete
  113. Very creative die-cutting techniques and gorgeous cards!

    ReplyDelete
  114. Your card is gorgeous I love the angled look with the vellum the tags are wonderful I love when images are stamped and then a pop up image is added on top it's a great look!

    ReplyDelete
  115. I love both your card and tags. I was wondering how the stamps would look without colour and the look very elegant. I love the vellum through your card. It really spices things up.

    ReplyDelete
  116. Just love both techniques on your projects. The card is just gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  117. Thanks for tag ideas using Summer Garden stamp set.

    ReplyDelete
  118. your projects are simply stunning :)

    ReplyDelete
  119. Love your card and tags JJ! Thanks for the chance to win:-)

    ReplyDelete
  120. Love your tags! Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  121. What a cool way to highlight the flowers on the tag!

    ReplyDelete
  122. I LOVE the monochrome- what a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  123. I love all the different ways you used the dies!

    ReplyDelete
  124. The tags look cool and I like how you split the top panel. Clever to use the vellum in between.

    ReplyDelete
  125. Great tags and what a unique look you got on your card by adding the vellum! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  126. Beautiful and love the vellum addition, adds fabulous interest to an already fabulous card. LOVE the tags :)

    ReplyDelete
  127. Your card and tags are simply beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  128. Beautiful card and tags! Love the way you did the tags!

    ReplyDelete
  129. Fun techniques. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  130. That is such an awesome technique, thanks for sharing.. LOVE the tags!

    ReplyDelete
  131. Great projects--love that double layered tag--really cool.

    ReplyDelete
  132. Cool double layered tag - must look at again to try to understand your instructions.

    ReplyDelete
  133. What a wonderful technique with the dies...thanks for the detailed tip.

    ReplyDelete
  134. Super cool projects! I love the die cut tag!

    ReplyDelete
  135. These are so original! Great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  136. Beautiful card and great tip for die cutting!

    ReplyDelete
  137. What a creative way to use the dies and the angled/vellum design on the card is fantastic! Love your creativity.

    ReplyDelete
  138. Fab creations from this great set.

    ReplyDelete
  139. Love the card and the tags - so different and cool!

    ReplyDelete
  140. This is gorgeous and so unique! I love the tags, too!

    ReplyDelete
  141. Beautiful work here.
    I do like the cut outs
    on them.
    Carla from Utah

    ReplyDelete
  142. Such a pretty card and the tags are great. Thanks for showing how to line them up.

    ReplyDelete
  143. I love love love your cut out negative space tags!!! Great stamps & dies!

    ReplyDelete
  144. Your card is so pretty. I love the vellum cutout. Thanks for showing us your technique on the negative die cut for the tags. I am loving this set more with each hop through the blogs!

    ReplyDelete
  145. Love the vellum strip across the first card! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  146. I love the angle cut on the first card - so unique and creative!

    ReplyDelete
  147. awesome set and awesome projects!

    ReplyDelete
  148. How cool to add the vellum strip! 2 awesome projects!

    ReplyDelete
  149. The tags are just totally gorgeous. This stamp and die set is going straight to the top of my want list.

    ReplyDelete
  150. I really like the tags with the image stamped inside the die cut. The vellum strip on the card panel is a really neat idea.

    ReplyDelete
  151. As usual you do such beautiful work. Thank your for sharing and being an inspiration to me.

    ReplyDelete
  152. Oh what a lovely layout in your card making it beautiful and adore the layered tags!

    ReplyDelete
  153. I love the angle . . . so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  154. Your card and tags are beautiful. Thank you for the handy die cutting tip, too! I'm going to use this the next time I make a card!

    ReplyDelete
  155. So pretty; love the cut angle.

    ReplyDelete
  156. Fab projects, your flowers are so pretty :)

    ReplyDelete
  157. Omgee what amazing projects!! I so want to try this!!!

    ReplyDelete
  158. JJ totally awsome. Love both projects. That little touch of velum really works perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  159. Both are great - such creative touches! Love the strip of vellum and love the die cutting on the tags too! Thanks for the great ideas :)

    ReplyDelete
  160. Gorgeous card and tags! I love the vellum strip on the card and those lovely flowers! I love stamps that have coordinating dies!

    ReplyDelete
  161. Beautiful card. Love that idea with the vellum, such a soft look. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  162. Both the tag and card are great. The peekaboo cut of the tag and the unusual cut in the card are wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  163. Beautiful projects! Love the card and the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  164. Love the aperture window on the tags and the creative layered peek-a-boo with the vellum. Gotta try it too.

    ReplyDelete
  165. Wow, fantastic ideas with the die cuts and stamps. Very original :) thanks for sharing and the inspiration :)
    Eithne
    www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie

    ReplyDelete
  166. Just love the stamp and die sets! What a beautiful card you made.

    ReplyDelete
  167. Super cool technique with the vellum! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  168. Love the way you used the vellum!

    ReplyDelete
  169. Love the split panel with the vellum! Gorgeous JJ!

    ReplyDelete
  170. What a cleaver idea! Absolutely beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  171. I love your cards and tags! What a neat change!

    ReplyDelete
  172. Oh, pure perfection! I am in love with those tags ... Those florals looks awesome in B&W! Thanks so much for the tips on die-cutting!

    ReplyDelete
  173. What an awesome way to use the dies with the stamps for the tags! I never think of doing this - thank you for inspiring me! Fabulous card too - I love this new stamp and die set! Another one for my growing wish list!

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!